|Full Name||Balapuwaduge Manukulasuriya Amith Jeevan Mendis|
|Born||January 15, 1983 Colombo|
|Age||38 Years, 9 Months, 10 Days|
|National Side||Sri Lanka|
|Batting Style||Left Handed|
|Teams Played||Sri Lanka, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Central Province, Dhaka Division, Derbyshire, Kandurata, Sri Lanka Emerging, Ruhuna, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Academy, Sri Lankan Invitation XI, Sri Lanka Schools, Sinhalese Sports Club, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club, Young Sri Lanka, Delhi Capitals, Sri Lanka Under-19, Sydney Sixers, Chattogram Challengers, Combined Provinces, Sylhet Thunder, Basnahira Cricket Dundee, Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Uthura Yellows, Prime Bank Cricket Club, Kalabagan Cricket Academy, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, Yaal Blazers, Barisal Bulls, Colombo, Kandy, Kandy Crusaders, Jaffna District, Dambulla, Stellenbosch Kings, Boost Defenders, Tshwane Spartans|
An all-rounder with an impressive track record, it’s a mystery as to why the Colombo-born Jeevan Mendis has remained elusive for so long. Backed by a brother and father who were incidentally cricketers, Mendis enjoyed a flourishing career at school level before taking his performances one notch higher in the Under-17 Asia Cup and in the 2002 Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand.
Debuting for the Sinhalese Sports Club in 2000-01, the southpaw played a few memorable knocks which also included a cracking unbeaten 152 in the 2003-04 season but the club’s ignorance towards his bowling talents finally forced him to join the Tamil Union Cricket Club in 2008-09 season. Straight away, the move paid off as he picked 22 first-class wickets that season and finished off 2009-10 with 35 scalps. His success in major part was due to his strange grip which bamboozled batsman into differentiating between the natural leg spinner and googly; he was also quite successful with the bat during this period.
Jeevan made his first ODI appearance against Zimbabwe in 2010 and on debut, picked up two wickets. A compact batsman and an outstanding fielder, Mendis has all the ingredients to be a regular in the Sri Lankan side. He represented Sydney Sixers in the 2012 Big Bash League, and the following year was bought by the Delhi Daredevils for IPL 6.